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What British Airways domestic and long-haul flights are scheduled for July?

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Where is British Airways flying in July?

In the last few days British Airways has been ramping up to welcome Joe Public back on board. It is now displaying a ‘welcome back’ message on its homepage, together with the measures it is taking to make flying as safe as possible.

What has been missing is what its future route network will look like. It is slowly making adjustments, including the cancellation of its Leeds Bradford flights, and pushing back the launch of Newquay. ‘Meaningful service’ was meant to return in July but has now been deferred.

Whilst Virgin Atlantic has announced its summer 2021 flight plan, British Airways has been more cautious, making incremental changes. Nonetheless, British Airways is increasing its flights. There are now 29 destinations, up from 17 in June.

We have also included the domestic schedule for July.  We do not have the full list of European flights.

The list below was published by Routes Online on Thursday afternoon for long-haul and Friday afternoon for domestics.  We have checked it and it appears to be accurate.

This list is clearly hugely speculative – although the flights ARE bookable on ba.com

British Airways long haul routes for April 2020

British Airways long-haul services for July 2020:

All British Airways flights currently depart from London Heathrow Terminal 5.

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Accra – alternating days, Boeing 777-200ER
Atlanta – 1 daily, Boeing 787-10
Beijing –
1 daily, Boeing 777-300ER
Boston – 1 daily, A350
Cape Town – alternating days, Boeing 777-200ER
Chicago – 2 daily, Boeing 787-9
Dallas – 1 daily, Boeing 787-8
Delhi – 1 daily, Boeing 787-8
Dubai – alternating days, Boeing 777-200ER
Hong Kong – 1 daily, Boeing 777-300ER
Johannesburg – 1 daily, Boeing 777-300ER
Lagos – alternating days, Boeing 777-200ER
Los Angeles – 1 daily, Boeing 787-9
Mexico City – 1 daily, Boeing 787-9
Miami – 1 daily, Boeing 787-9
Mumbai – 1 daily, Boeing 787-8
Nairobi – 1 daily, Boeing 777-200ER
New York (JFK) – 2 daily, Boeing 777-200ER
San Francisco – 1 daily, Boeing 787-9
Sao Paulo – 1 daily, Boeing 787-8
Seattle – 1 daily, Boeing 787-8
Seoul –
3 weekly, Boeing 787-8
Shanghai – 1 daily, Boeing 777-300ER
Singapore –
1 daily, Boeing 777-300ER, starts 6th July
Tel Aviv – 1 daily, Airbus A350
Tokyo –
3 weekly, Boeing 787-9
Toronto – 1 daily, Boeing 787-9
Vancouver –
1 daily, Boeing 777-200ER
Washington – 1 daily, Airbus A350

British Airways domestic services for July 2020:

Aberdeen – 14 weekly
Belfast City – 14 weekly
Edinburgh – 20 weekly
Glasgow – 14 weekly
Inverness – 7 weekly
Manchester – 14 weekly
Newcastle – 7 weekly
Newquay – 3 weekly (starts 18th July)


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Comments (75)

  • Calenton Campbell says:

    Hi there. I can see you haven’t mentioned Jamaica in your area to fly to. Kingston Jamaica is also a place too right now British airways holds money for me
    And I’m still waiting on the airline do make a decision on when flights will be resume.
    On the 15 of June Jamaica announced by the government that it will be reopening of it’s borders to all international flights. So when is it that British airways is going to add us to the plan. Thank you

    • Anna says:

      I read about the borders re-opening. My guess is that unless BA have reason to operate cargo flights to Jamaica, they would need a viable number of tourists/returning residents to justify resuming flights, and people here aren’t travelling anywhere much at the moment, due to FCO advice, the impending quarantine rules and the requirements in holiday resorts such as wearing face masks.

      If you’re desperate to return, BA are running some flights to Grand Cayman, where I understand Cayman Airways are looking at resuming some flights to Jamaica for Jamaican nationals. I have no idea what the rules are for transit passengers, though, you would need to do some research.

      • Anna says:

        GCM is not on the list in the article, probably because these are flights arranged separately by the Cayman government to bring cargo to the islands and also to repatriate people in both directions. People have been booking seats via a Cayman government website, but again I don’t know what the rules would be for transit passengers arriving in GCM, although passengers ARE transiting through LHR en route to India and the Philippines. I imagine you would need to be in possession of an onward ticket to Jamaica at the very least. But in theory if BA have cancelled your flight to Jamaica, they should be able to re-route you via GCM.

  • Iain Miller says:

    Any news on short haul destinations?

  • Alan says:

    Can’t see myself making use of any of these flights – at present still against FCO advice, no insurance cover, would use up an extra 14 days leave with quarantine on return – unless any major changes in the next month I can’t see the appeal.

  • JamesR says:

    What do we think the chances are of the abilty to move flights around will be extended further?

    Im booked for Sao Paulo in early September, and although I dont particularly fear getting the virus, Brazil is looking like its going to get worse before it gets better, which has all sorts of consequences, and given that I am ment to travel to Chile and come back to Brazil afterwards, I cant see any of it going to plan.

    If BA are flying to Sao Paulo (which according to the article they will be) I dont know how to go about it. Annual travel insurance probably wont pay out unless gov say only essential travel should be taken.

    • ChrisC says:

      If the flight is operating then you won’t get a refund and you’d have to rely on BA good will to offer a voucher or to move you to another route without paying the change fee but paying any fare difference.

      I’m not sure what the current policy is with that as it seems to depend on when you booked.

  • Alex Sm says:

    Who is Joe Public, forgive my ignorance? A John Bull’s cousin or similar?

    • ChrisC says:

      Just your ordinary common man. In the US the equivalent would be John Q Public

      John Bull has a more specific ‘look’ to him and is more in the vein of Uncle Sam

      • Alex Sm says:

        Ta! Just looked it up as well. I have been living in the UK for 17 years and have never come across this expression, believe it or not!

  • Peter North says:

    Is anyone aware whether the Leeds route will be reinstated? I see that BA have Newquay scheduled ( god knows why) when the fourth largest metropolitan area in the country at 1.8m people is ignored.

    • Genghis says:

      Where are the flights from Brum to LON?

    • Rob says:

      Leeds is gone for good. People with bookings in 11 months time have had their tickets cancelled.

    • Ralph says:

      Newquay is a public service obligation route, subsidised by the government (with EU approval) owing to the otherwise limited transport options and non viability on a commercial basis.

    • Alex Sm says:

      There was an HfP article On this recently

  • Peter North says:

    A Birmingham to LCY on an Embraer 190 would be possible

  • Lisa Mundy says:

    Interested in why none of the Caribbean routes are included? BA cancelled my flight to Barbados yesterday. We were scheduled to fly on 16 July from Gatwick. However I was rebooked for 2 days later on 18 July from Gatwick. Currently BA are offering 4 dates from Gatwick to Barbados in July – 18th, 21st, 25th, 28th. Of course they will be reliant on Barbados re-opening.

    • Anna says:

      I thought there were no BA flights out of LGW at the moment? The article only refers to LHR.